Rome-Floyd School Mentor/Volunteer Program

About the CIS Rome-Floyd School Mentor/Volunteer Program

  • CIS Rome-Floyd administrates this program for Floyd County Schools and Rome City Schools.  
  • Interested individuals may mentor or volunteer at any school in either or both school systems.
  • A mandatory training and background check are required by the two school systems.
  • Trainings are held regularly throughout the academic year and various times and locations.
  • Please see the calendar dates and locations of trainings on this site.

 Training, Application, and Background Check

  • The purpose of the training is to familiarize potential mentors and volunteers of the rules and procedures. Also, it is to complete the necessary paperwork needed to document your participation.
  • The paperwork process includes completing an application and a form to consent to have a background check processed.
  • This training remains in effect for three years. 
  • Participants desiring to serve as a Mentor or Volunteer in any school within the Floyd County School System will have to pay for the fingerprint background check. The $40.00 fee will be due and payable to Communities in Schools of Rome-Floyd County at the time and location of training. Individuals will be not be authorized by CIS to be fingerprinted until they complete the training and pay the associated $40.00 fee for the background check. There will be no exceptions. CIS will accept cash, money order, or debit/credit card only as forms of payment. No personal checks will be accepted.

 The Mentor’s Commitment/Role

  • The Mentor commitment is one visit per week at school, usually an hour, 1 on 1 at least for one hour a week on a consistent basis.
  • The commitment is to a specific student for an academic year.
  • The program is school-based. No contact is to be done outside of school grounds.
  • Mentors that have a particular career, hobby or skill can be of great interest to mentees. This can be an automatic common bond in the relationship.   

 The Volunteer’s Commitment/Role

  • A Volunteer provides a general service for a school for an academic year. 
  • Service typically will be at one school usually for a class, program, or event (PTO, field trip, etc.)
  • Volunteers are vital resources in our schools. They perform important functions in the classroom, on field trips, and on-site school events.